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the u.s. mission in benghazi is our topic. testimony on capitol hill has ignited a fresh round of debate today. what's not going away are questions about last year's terror attack in libya after panetta's final testimony yesterday. >> if i were a family member and one of my loved ones was killed in benghazi, i would be sick to my stomach. >> republican lindsey graham declared on twitter the president, quote, has to announce for his leadership on benghazi after panetta and general martin dempsey testified, they spoke to the president only once during the eight-hour attack. >> one time. >> right. >> you talked to him how many times? >> the same one time. >> graham and his republican colleagues repeatedly pressed panetta on why there was no direct follow up with mr. obama after they met in the oval office. >> are you surprised that the president of the united states never called you, secretary penta, and said how is it going? >> normally in these situations -- >> did he know the level of threat? >> let me wa finish the answer. we -- we were deploying the forces. he was being kept up to date
" should win. >> dana: different one. documentary. >> kimberly: that's it for us. thank you for watching. have a great weekend. >> bret: on the sequester, the president has hope. but has much changed? washington at a standstill with less than a week to go. this is "special report." >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. we are six days away from what president calls the meat cleaver approach to cuts in spending. we have been explaining that it way. $85 billion decrease in the increase in the size of government. $3.6 trillion budget. but because of how the sequester is implemented the strict way it was designed, white house idea embraced and voted op by members of both parties in congress. signed in law by the president. here we are. less than a week out. the question is the sequester inevitable? ed henry tells us that depends op who is talking. >> hope springs eternal. i will just keep making my case not only to congress but more importantly the american people. >> president obama took a rare question from the press in the oval office and said he is optimistic to cut off the massive indi
understand revenue debate is closed. close the loophole and carve out attack code but it should be used to lower rate across the board. enter the former cochair of the president tet commission that up vailed a new version of the plan today to save $2 $2.4 trillion. double the sequester. they want more spending cut than the president wants and warned mr. obama's legacy will be tarnished if he doesn't act on social security and medicare. >> if he wants to leave it alope and not deal with the biggies, he will have a failed presidency. >> since simpson-bowles called for $600,000 in tax revenue, they say it obligates the g.o.p. claim to balance the budget without doing both. >> there is criticism of the president for not reaching out today. outreach on immigration. >> kerfuffle at the briefing because senator rubio office said they never heard from the white house on immigration. white house said there were five meetings. rubio folks said they were just briefing, not meetings. the president tried to put it to rest. the president op callous said he feels good about the prospect for a deal. s
and endanger u.s. security. as the government accountability office revealed scathing report from fiscal year 2007 through 20121, the justice department wasted $11 $11.4 million flying department executives around the country on non-mission using the gulf stream jets. they had other dire warnings from the cabinet. >> i don't think we can maintain the same level of security. >> whether it's press related i don't know but there are teachers getng pink slips now. >> the claims are under scrutiny with the last one yesterday from education secretary arnie duncan getting four pinocchios from the "washington post." because the teachers in west virginia did not lose their jobs from sequester. >> some of the things are not true. >> white house aides seem more concerned about the accuracy of journalist bob woodward, but his claim the president rewriting history to replace sequester by tax revenue and spending cut through sharp rebuke from white house aide sperling who declared journalists would regret reporting that. though officials today insisted that was not a threat. noting sperling is trying to ma
that is also suing the government. chief washington correspondent james rosen tells us what triggered the change. >> under the new rules proposed by health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius non-profit religious employers will be able to opt out of the obamacare mandate of female contraceptive in the healthcare plan. instead insurers will be required to provide coverage, including standard birth control and items like the morning after pill. the white house says the modifications meet president obama's overarching goals. >> we had to ensure the women have access to preventative services like contraception. the policy also respects religious beliefs. >> catholic league bill donahue held the announcement as a sign of good will toward the catholic community. because the private sector firms with religious objections are not covered by the proposal and many insurance firms are apt to shift the absorbed cost back to employers anyway, even if they are not for profit, catholic schools, charity or hospitals, all other groups dismissed the latest h.h.s. move as window dressing. >>
. >> was there velvetta in it? that's it for us, we'll see you back here tomorrow before bob embarrasses someone else. >> bleed a little now or a lot later. the president you do congress to come up with a short term plan to avoid devastating defense sequester cuts. this is special report. >>> good evening, i'm john roberts in for bret baier. the white house dreamed of a specker of spending cuts to reach a budget deal. it was supposed to be a bluff but today president obama called his own bluff pleading with congress to kick the sequester deadline down the road. to win them over he offered a package of spending cuts and more tax increases. how was that playing on capitol hill? here's ed henry. >> warning the nation's economic recovery hangs in the balance, president obama prodded congress to stop a series of massive spending cuts that could threaten national security urging them to come up with a short term combo of lesser spending cuts and tax increases beyond what he signed at the end of december. >> if they can't get a bigger package done by the time the sequester is scheduled to go into effect, th
zuckerberg on multiple occasions. they are successful to make $1 billion in the u.s. last year. instead of paying corporate taxes on, that it will get a refund of $429 million. >> it's interesting. facebook paid out a huge amount of bonuses to the corporate executives and that greatly reduced the tax liability. >> facebook because of the stock options tax break getting refund from the federal government. of more than $400 million this year. more to come in # future. >> facebook has more tax deductions to go. the group citizens for tax justice reported details. >> employees cashed in stock options. at that point, did a tax deduction for the company. even though it didn't cost them a nickel, the government treats it as wages. they get a deduction for it. >> the company couldn't use them at all once and it will use more in coming years. $3 billion in tax break altogether, just the thing the president says we should stop. >> save hundreds of billions of dollars getting rid of the tax loopholes and deduction for the well off and well connected. >> that could apply to facebook. aside from fac
times." gave us a chuckle before he left. rest in peace. >> greg: do it tomorrow. >> dana: i was confused. i thought they were telling us to go. bye. >> bret: the president in virginia uses campaign style speech to try to force change to sequester. the speaker of the house uses a different speech to achieve the same result. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. perhaps the clearest way to tell we are closing in on another self-imposed washington fiscal deadline, the number of speeches and interviews given by both sides. the specific words chosen. he said get off your kiester and do something about the automatic cut in spending growth set to kick in friday. president obama chose to drive home the point in a different way. miles from washington, d.c. ed henry has the toptory tonight -- top story tonight. >> reporter: one day after the homeland security secretary claimed the sequester could make us vulnerable to terrorist attack, president obama took the fear factor on the road to newport news, virginia. where nuclear attack submarines are buil
. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result? or does he want another to beat up republicans? >> white house officials insist they had nothing to do with leaking the draft, details mirror what the president talked about in vegas. including an eight-year path to citizenship for the 11 million people living in the u.s. illegally. plus quicker path to citizenship as short as two years for illegal imfronts who came to america as children, the so-called dreamers. >> we need responsible permanent solution to problem of those here illegally. >> the leading republican on the issue senator marco rubio slammed and charged the president's plan is half baked. warning, "if actually proposed, the president's bill would be dead on arrival in congress leaving with us unsecured borders and broken legal immigration system for years to come." white house aides note there are twice as many border agents as there were a decade ago. dennis mcdonough in the first round of sunday interviews with white house chief of staff answered rubio directly, claim
communication with cell phone or use family members to reach him and open up the lines of communication so they can get a better idea of what is going on inside that cabin. if he went to the initial cabin, where the home invasion or another cabin, they can track through footprints of ingress and egress inside and out what foot traffic is there. this is one to watch in the few hours as they have da daylight. >> kimberly guilfoyle, thank you. wrap this up. before they get to special report. they believe they have christopher dorner. the man hunt underway for six days. now police believe they have him inside a cabin in big bear. there is a standoff underway. fox news will continue coverage breaking news out of los angeles. ♪ ♪ >>> this is a fox news alert. i'm bret baier. california law enforcement officials apparently have former lapd cop christopher dorner pinned down in a cabin in big bear, as we have continuing coverage here on fox news channel. there is a firefight with some officers wounded. let's go live to lapd headquarters and william la jeunesse. good afternoon, william. bring u
in to effect that threatens the u.s. national security. thousands of jobs and more. conservative journalist byron york responding to the op-ed noting that boehner has uncomfortable position. adding why would boehner adopt the democratic description of the cut as deep when it affects small part of the federal spending? democrats are having their own problems coordinating their message, as the white house tries to push back on this probably attack. >> it was his proposal. i thought it was a bad idea. the president got it and he signed in law. he didn't have to sign it in to law. for a year, from august 2011 through the end of last year, the president did nothing to stop it. >> democrat max baucus chair of the senate finance committee told a local station back home the president bears some responsibility to fix this. >> the white house recommended it frankly. back if august of 2011. so now we are feeling the effects of it. i don't want to say the president solely is to blame. he is not. >> there is no sign of a deal. some officials say it's fait accompli that the cuts will kick in, or a couple
right. i can't even think of the song to help you out. ♪ jasper baby). >> that does it for us. >> the man the president wants to run the c.i.a. defends his role in america's use of drones to kill terrorists. this is "special report" >> good evening, i'm chris wallis. he had to deal with the uproar today over two controversial tools in the long war on terror. enhanced interrogation of suspects and the use of drones to kill american targets. john brennan faced a senate panel in his bid for the top job at the c.i.a. chief congressional correspond sent mike emmanuel tells to us did not take long for the fireworks to start. good evening, mike. >> good evening. i should note the hearing just wrapped up, but john brennan has been in a unique position, answering for techniques used in the bush war on terror and obama insider on the use of drones to kill terrorists, a hearing that got off to a bumpy start. >> they won't tell congress what country we are killing children -- >> please. >> john brennan's confirmation hearing was interrupted five times by code pink protesters before the ro
, william. bring us up to date. >> after a lengthy shoot-out in the san bernardino mountains a standoff with the police surrounding a cabin. where dorner is holed up in right now. there is a news conference scheduled for 3:00 local time. they have been prompt in the past. it doesn't appear they are on time now. chief charlie beck is at the command center in the mountains. let me bring you up to speed right now. what we believe is that dorner broke in a cabin thursday and tied up the couple inside. stole their vehicle. then several hours ago he took it down the mountain. stopped by fish and game officers who at that point in time engaged him. he bailed out of the vehicle and headed to the woods. charp exchange of gunfire between the fish and game as well as deputy san bernadino county deputies and now he is holed up in a cabin halfway between big bear lake and woodlands, california. we also understand at this point in time that he did not have time to arm himself heavily. he had ammo with him at the time when he bailed out of the vehicle. according to the "l.a. times" there may be hostag
for the church? >> a wonderful opportunity for to us look at first of all what it is that has driven his ministry and where we need to go with that. this holy father has called the church to look at her spiritual ministry. how does the church take the gospel of jesus christ and bring it to a world today that is so caught up in the secular, so driven by other forces. he said that and secular drive and belief in god is compatible and you have to take it in your personal life and put it together. that's what he has said. that is going to be part of the challenge moving in the future. >> bret: catholic church has had things that officials said could have been handleed a lot differently from the top. >> that is part of the institution that divine and human. we follow in the pattern of the incarnate lord. the church has a spiritual devine side and it's caught up, it's wrapped up in human beings, frail as we are, regularly make mistakes. in an institution that is 2,000 years old, what counts is the continuity of the truth. we keep righting the wrongs. when as a failure we correct that failure and move o
and today was ending jealousy and using love instead. that was great. thank you, everybody. that was fun. see you tomorrow. >> bob: happy valentine's day. >> bret: this was supposed to be leon panetta's last day as the pentagon chief, but after a rocky confirmation hearing, senators' demands for other answers the replacement has been temporarily blocked. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. bags are packed. ready to head out of town but leon panetta isn't riding nauf the sunset of california retirement yet. senate republicans are blocking a vote on panetta's embattled replacement over among other things questions about the libya terror attack last september. mike emanuel on what is holding up chuck hagel. >> they successfully delayed chuck hagel's controversial nomination as secretary of defense. late today, procedural vote failed after senator john mccain had made the case for waiting until after next week's recess. >> i think that is a sufficient period of time to get answers to outstanding questions and i think that senator hagel after
? >> that is a great question, john, we don't know. law enforcement authorities gave us a play by play but did not take any question as to what happened. they only informed us that the suspect 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. they had been trying to negotiate through out this ordeal which was about to go into a 7th day through out the ordeal. it sounded like negotiations were peaceful. mr. dykes allowing them to supply comfort supplies to the little boy. supplies such as medication, snacks, such as cheez-its and toys such as a red hot wheels car he requested yesterday. but today although they did not elabora elaborate, authorities say the negotiations started to go south and that is when they decided to storm the bunker. listen to what they said at a news conference moments ago. >> at approximately 3:12 this afternoon fbi agents safely recovered the child who has been held hostage for nearly a week. within the past 24-hours negotiations deteriorated and mr. dykes was observed holding a gun. at this point fbi agents fearing the child was in eminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. th
york. >> bob: finish telling us the story. >> kimberly: give one to bob. thank you for watching. see you tomorrow. >> bret: one day left before the sequester in the federal government. stages a jailbreak. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: i'm bret baier. illegal immigrants out of jail thanks to the sequester. the administration opening gamut in the last-second chess game giving hundreds of illegal immigrants get out of jail free cards caught everyone by surprise. white house officials insisted today the decision was made by career officials, imgrace and custom enforcement officials without input from the white house. it came just two days before automatic cuts in the rate of spending growth kick in. correspondent william la jeunesse has the amazing details from los angelesment >> after years of arresting illegal immigrants on the border and the street, federal agents charged to protect the homeland are pinching pennies releasing hundreds of felons and noncitizens behind bars. >> the cost is $10 a day, opposed to $120 a day when they are held in a detention facility. >> in a
democrats and mr. obama's traditional support others the left. >> it's a program that used very minimally by president bush. now there are over 3,000 civilians who have been killed in this program. >> on brennan's watch, anwar al-awlaki was the first american successfully targeted for death in september 2011. two weeks later his son was killed in a drone strike. >> i think it's fair to say, far fewer civilians lose their lives in an effort to go after senior leadership and al-qaeda along the lines we are discussing as opposed to an effort to invade a country with hundreds of thousands of troops and take cities and towns. >> reporter: the draft memorandum mem oh targeting killing of americans is described as overly simplistic. >> before they decided to take an extraordinary action and essentially unilaterally execute an american says they wanted legal cover. >> reporter: senator ron widen is going to pull out all the stops to justify killing americans without judicial review. >> what i can say this president and this administration will continue to work with congress. >> reporter: another
is dropping fox news talk. so you can get us online and over the 100 stations we are on. i want to inform the audience that is where you find it. hopefully they'll be smart enough to put it back on. >> eric: before we go. can we mention something we haven't mentioned, worthwhile to mention. chris kyle, we buried an american hero the other day. american sniper and navy seal, who took out 150 of the enemies, bad guy. >> brian: i did an hour interview with him. on kilmeadeandfriends.com. put it up on the day of the memorial service. >> kimberly: important to honor his service and those who continue to serve. tragedy what happened. >> bob: does anybody have radio stations up there, get brian's show and get andrea's show. because you are missing two good shows. >> megyn: thank you, bob. >> bob: no problem. >> on the seal, can we call him a hero and leave it at that? after chris kyle passed away, number of people in media who took to the web to basically use it as an opportunity for gun control. >> a hero. buried yesterday. thank you for watching. see you tomorrow. bye. ♪ ♪ captioned by clo
the president has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike against a u.s. citizen on american soil. jack lew began his confirmation adventure today. it's the president's pick to be the new treasury secretary. but questions persist about his old job. and his role during the night of the terror attack against the u.s. mission in libya last september. >> i did speak with the president that evening. national security staff worked on the issue on nonstop basis. >> who was briefing the president? were you? >> i was in the room when the president was briefed but i was not briefing the president. >> john brennan testified yesterday it wasn't him. secretary panetta said it wasn't him. in hearings, the odni clapper said it wasn't him. morrell said it wasn't him. we have eliminated a lot of people who had contact within the intelligence community that knew firsthand-hand what was going on in benghazi. who briefed the president on what was happening in the seven-hour period? >> in the conversations i was in. the national security staff was present. some of the people -- >> would brennan h
the sequester fight. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel tells us we are already counting down to another possible government shutdown. >> much of washington focused on the march 1 sequestration date, there won't be long until there is a fight over the continuing resolution funding the government. after that, there is the debt creeling which was extented until may 19. the fiscal matters will be dominant much this year. >> we overspent trillion dollars every year, now five years in a row. you cannot continue to do that. at some point you have to get fiscal control. >> discussions are underway between the house republican and the senate democratic leadership on a continuing resolution or c.r. to fund the government until late september. congressman langford says the outcome of the sequest her have an impact. >> sequestration brings the number down to discretionary spending. c.r. continues with that number as well. in the next six months we have to honor the number. >> democrats push for funding at the current $1.43 trillion level rather that allowing it to dip below $970 billion.
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